Knowing Your Limits
The old saying “You are only given what you can handle” is a nice one, and one that many find comfort in. I think that yes the possibility of a higher power exists and the fact that he may dole out to us certain situations and a certain “work load” based on our own individual abilities is a nice idea. I also think that there may be an alternative origin to this popular saying, I think that in reality we have a great deal of control over our environments, and that subconsciously we effect them far more then we realize. Along this line of thinking we may only be given what we are able to handle because we only take on what we are sure we are able too.
Now I am not denying or affirming the existence of any higher being (that is a deeper subject for a different type of blog), what I am advocating is the ability for us to take responsibility for our lives and out situations. You know, or at least have an idea of, what you are capable of and how much you can handle at once. Some of us have the stamina and strength to work harder and longer, some of us have the headspace to consider and address many problems all at once, some of us have the will to remain calm under lots of stress. Being self-aware will help you navigate easier through life.
A good analogy is at All Star Limousine we only take on a certain amount of work, we only book a finite amount of jobs and then we stop. Many companies in this industry over book and attempt to take on more work then they can handle, they then try to sub-contract or “farm out” that work to other companies. This has the potential to create a multitude of problems, you now have a faceless company doing another company a favor for a discounted rate and most likely they are squeezing this job into their schedule last minute, cars run late, they aren’t clean, they are not the models ordered, people, justifiably so, become upset. All Star could take on more work, we have the vehicles, the drivers and the timing can be made to work, but by knowing our limits and looking to prioritize customer satisfaction over incoming revenue we choose to operate the way that we do, and we are very successful. Its about knowing the limits and keeping your priorities in order, in the service industry the customer should be happy, all the time, profits will come if your customers are satisfied.
In the end we are only giving what we can mange because we only take what we know we can handle. Be self-aware enough to not over extend yourself, know your limitations, know your strengths and know your weaknesses. You will have an easier time of things and find truer and better success.
All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!